33% of the total energy consumption in the EU is by the transport sector. The lion's share of this, (81% in 2017) is for road transport. There is significant scope in reducing energy use in the road transport sector in our cities.
The purpose of the Sustainable Mobility session is to raise awareness of the significance of reducing energy and fuel use by the transport sector as a whole and thus make an important contribution to the fight against climate change. Behavioural change towards more sustainable means of transport will also be discussed.
Sustainable Mobility experts will present the collective efforts of 16 European cities (including Stockholm, Madrid, Antwerp, Funchal, Limassol, Rethymno, Munich Aberdeen and Trieste) towards sustainable mobility. The 16 cities participate in 3 CIVITAS Innovation Action projects, DESTINATIONS, PORTIS & ECCENTRIC.
The interactive 90-minute session will kick-off with a 10-15-minute keynote speech that will set the stage. Following this, there will be an interactive session focusing on the role of sustainable mobility in reducing energy use and GHG emissions centred around the following five themes:
- Clean fuels and e-mobility to insular cities. Challenges and drivers
- Mobility as a Service (MaaS): the example of the Elba Shared Mobility Agency
- Energy savings in ports and port cities through behavioural change – The PORTIS approach
- Charging infrastructure and test e-fleets: concrete actions to prepare for electric mobility – the ECCENTRIC approach
- European islands as testbeds of innovative mobility solutions for citizens and tourists alike: - the DESTINATIONS approach
The ~ 70-minute interactive session will be animated by an experienced moderator that will invite the audience to participate and contribute through a series of targeted and focused questions.
A final 5-10-minute session will draw conclusions and recommendations for mobility practitioners and policy makers.